Child and Family Studies Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum

Please review the admissions requirements before applyingfor this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.

Core Courses 21-24
CDF 132 Managerial Reports 3
CDF 235 Child Development: Conception-Eight Years 3
CDF 236 Interaction and Guidance 3
CDF 327S Family Involvement with Young Children 3
CDF 424 Diversity Awareness for Professional Practice 3
CDF 437 Family Stress and Resilience 3
FCS 400 Management Information Systems 3
Together with your advisor, select one of the following:
NFA 201 Essentials of Nutrition 3
NFA 317 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
Child Development Concentration 36-39
CDF 203 Philosophical Historical Foundations of the EC Professional 3
CDF 246 Creative Activities and Materials for Young Children 3
CDF 310 Observation and Assessment in ECE 3
CDF 363 Early Childhood Literacy 3
CDF 399 Early Childhood Practicum 3
CDF 405 Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers 3
CDF 406 Program Planning for Preschool Children 3
CDF 450 Early Childhood Practicum* 3
CDF 538 Research Analysis in Child and Family Studies 3
CDF 547 Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
*CDF 450 is a 9 credit hour course and requires a 3.0 GPA in major requirements prior to enrolling.
Supporting Courses 12
Together with your advisor, select four from the following:
SED 318 Special Education in Early Childhood 3
NSC 500 Early Childhood Health Care 3
OTS 515 Early Child Sensorimotor Development 3
SWK 440 Addictions 3
SWK 456 Children's Services 3
Free Electives        8-14
EKU General Education Requirements         37
Total Hours 120-125